Posts Tagged ‘anti virus’

Google Study on the Unwanted Software Industry

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Google has good reason for this research too; both ad injectors and search hijackers cut into Google’s bottom line.

Google published (PDF document) the results of a one-year study on the Unwanted Software industry last week detailing how networks and their products operate. Unwanted software refers to programs that users don’t really need or want, but that get installed anyway on user systems.


Have the Biggest Players Dropped the Ball on AV Protection?

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Just in case you don’t have enough to worry about already today …

The latest anti-virus test figures for Windows 7 are out and there are a good few shocks to be seen in the results.

In the tests performed by AVTest, BitDefender has leapt from ninth place since last year to 1st place in the chart.  Bullguard follows it closely having leapt even further all the way up from 13th place.


AVG Free Resource Usage Woes

Monday, October 11th, 2010

If you’re thinking of installing AVG’s latest update, then you might want to take a look at this article first …

Jojo mailed me yesterday with some interesting information about AVG’s latest free antivirus software. I could not believe it at first, but confirmed it after installing AVG Free on a test system. Basically, Jojo mentioned that AVG was running eight background processes after installation, and that it’s size of installation was exceeding the 500 Megabyte mark, with the majority of that installed on the system drive, regardless of the drive selected during installation.


The 2010 Anti-Virus league tables are out!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Kind of surprising that McCafee and Adaware didn’t make the list …

AV Test have now released the results of their 2010 best anti-virus for Windows 7.  The tests put each anti-virus package through a rigorous set of tests to determine not only how good they are at detecting and removing malware and viruses, but also how usable the software is…